Karen Bailey’s past series feature behind-the-scenes workers and the under-recognized. She traveled to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist to document Canadian military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled at Rideau Hall in September 2012. www.karenbailey.ca
Studio: Rectory Art House, 179 Murray Street, Ottawa (by appointment)
Kim Kilpatrick is a storyteller, former Paralympian and disability rights activist who has handled four guide dogs. As a woman who was born blind, she brings a fresh and unique approach to the art of storytelling. Her one woman show “Flying in the Dark” was presented at the National Art Centre’s Fourth Stage in Ottawa, 2013. Kim hosts “Welcome to My World”, a weekly radio show on CKCU, which aims to change the conversation and preconceptions about disability.
Bronwyn Steinberg is a theatre director who is passionate about creating a space that brings people together to engage in theatrical events that provoke social examination. She runs TACTICS, an independent theatre series in Ottawa, works frequently as a freelance director and has worked as an assistant director at the Stratford Festival and GCTC.
Image: Karen Bailey, When Guide Dogs Dance I, Acrylic on canvas, 50.6 x 50.6 cm, 2016